Elastic Beanstalk, which launched in January 2011, is a Platform service that simplifies application deployment in AWS. Amazon has recently extended Beanstalk with PHP language support. By adding PHP in Beanstalk, Amazon has made clear their move into the platform service landscape. Amazon wants to evolve as an IaaS that offers flexible PaaS, a direction which will undoubtedly tighten the competition in the platform cloud service market.When Amazon announced Beanstalk’s support for PHP I was curious to know what it would look like. So I decided to give it a try. I hadn’t used my AWS account for a while, so I had to do some account setup tasks, configuring command line tools, etc. In this article I will explain how to set up a PHP application in Beanstalk from scratch.Read more >>

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